Christmas is a time that is used by clubs, pundits & fans as a measuring tool to assess, and guesstimate how the rest of their season is likely to pan out. What is needed by clubs when the transfer window opens. From those chasing European ambitions to of course those clubs facing a relegation scrap. Thankfully for us Villa fans since Steven Gerrard came through the doors any worries we may have had of a relegation scrap ahead, have been quickly put to bed. With Steven Gerrard guiding us away from the relegation zone. Obtaining four wins from his first six games in charge.
Before I ramble on some more, It’s only right that I raise a glass to everyone who visits or comments on this site. So Merry Christmas everyone, and thank you for providing me with an excuse to crack open a bottle of single malt and get into the festive spirit early. As we enter into the busy Christmas period fixtures come thick & fast. And if our games go ahead, we kickstart the festive period with the visit of Chelsea. Then two days later we’re off to Elland road for our clash against Leeds Utd.
Huge Tests Ahead
Chelsea is yet another huge test for Steven Gerrard’s new look Villa. Hopefully we can go one better than we did against Manchester City & Liverpool. Yes it’s a big ask, but at Villa Park I fancy our chances. Especially given the transformation we have witnessed under Stephen Gerrard to date. Mind you losing our very own inform N’golo Kante in Marvelous Nakamba to injury has not helped matters. I am not suggesting had Marvelous been available we would definitely beat Chelsea. I am really just stating the obvious. That given his impressive form under Steven Gerrard their big boots to fill for whoever gets the nod.
Leeds will be a different type of challenge. I think the days when fans would say teams come back into form when we play them is a thing of the past. I dont think players will be allowed to drop the standards set by Steven Gerrard. Anyway before we know it, Christmas will be over and the FA cup will be upon us. Talking of which, if we are to progress it will mean us needing to beat Manchester United twice in one season at Old Trafford. You never know we just might beat them three times this season. I guess you’re thinking that single malt is working it’s magic? You’re right, so that’s all for now.
Merry Christmas Everyone